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Morning Joe: Trump already ‘on the precipice’ of disaster if he keeps picking unqualified ‘henchmen’

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Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough has been trying to nudge President-elect Donald Trump into picking people such as Mitt Romney or Kelly Ayotte for important cabinet positions — but now it sounds like he’s starting to worry Trump won’t listen.

Talking about Trump’s meetings with Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie this past weekend, Scarborough said that Trump’s incoming administration is already “on the precipice” of disaster — and could well tip over if Trump makes another couple of bad picks for his cabinet.

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“This is why someone like Mitt Romney calms the waters,” Scarborough explained. “If you put up somebody like Rudy Giuliani that stirs up the waters, then you’re not only going to be talking about Giuliani… then people would bring up Steve Bannon, which they would not bring up in a Mitt Romney [confirmation hearing]. They’re going to bring up what Kobach has said, they’re going to bring up what Sessions has said in there. They’re going to bring up what Flynn has said in there, and taking money from the Russians.”

Scarborough concluded that if Trump taps Giuliani or Kobach for high-level cabinet positions, the wheels would quickly fall off the Trump administration before it even takes power.

“Right now, this administration-to-be… is on the precipice,” he said. “It can pick people like General Mattis and Mitt Romney, and move this in one direction. Or they can pick henchmen who’ve taken money from terror groups in the past. If they go that direction, if they go the Giuliani-Kobach way, it’s going to be a meltdown.”

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Three right-wing ‘boogaloo’ militants arrested on terrorism charges in Las Vegas: report

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On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced that three far-right militants with ties to the "boogaloo" movement have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in Las Vegas, according to The Seattle Times.

"Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring to carry out a plan that began in April in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of the coronavirus and later sought to capitalize on protests over the death of a Minneapolis man in police custody," reported Michelle Price and Scott Sonner.

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‘Showing off with these complete sentences’: Internet rejoices as ‘Real President’ Obama speaks – ‘I miss him’

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Former President Barack Obama delivered forward-looking, encouraging remarks in response to the police killing of George Floyd and the ongoing nationwide protests, and the Internet rejoiced. President Obama's comments, part of a town hall organized by his My Brother's Keeper Alliance, were focused for his younger audience, and were short and seemingly off-the-cuff, yet inspired a nation thirsting for caring, intelligence, and leadership.

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I Love President Barack Obama.

That’s the tweet.#ObamaTownHall pic.twitter.com/0yevRYTqSe

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‘Trump became what we feared’: New Lincoln Project ad accuses Trump of using the Bible as a prop to boost his polls

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A brutal new ad from the GOP group The Lincoln Project called "War Zone" is attacking President Donald Trump for becoming what Americans have feared he would.

He didn't come out of hiding this week to help calm the nation or to bring Americans together.

"He wasn't there to offer words of calm and comfort," the ad said. "Instead, he became what we all feared. Evoked the worst of our past. Threatened our governors and states. He ordered our own soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan to flood the streets, instructing them to turn against Americans. Used churches and the Holy Bible as political props. He didn't invoke the Lord to give us wisdom, but to boost his polls."

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